What to do with that leftover Easter ham bone? Try this tasty soup that is created from a ham stock, to use now, or later. Use your favorite dried white beans. My choice is Great Northern.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
11 hrs 30 mins
total:
11 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ham bone and 4 quarts of water in a large stock pot of Dutch oven at least the night before. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 hours.

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  • In the meantime, place beans in a large pot with water to cover; soak overnight. Drain beans the next day and return to the pot.

  • Remove ham bone from the pot and pick off any edible meat. Strain the stock and measure out 3 quarts for the soup. Remaining stock can be frozen.

  • Pour 3 quarts of stock over the soaked beans. Add ham, celery, carrots, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, tilting the lid to allow steam to escape, and simmer until beans are tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add sherry in the last 30 minutes of cooking and season with salt and pepper.

  • Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 15.4g 31% DV; carbohydrates 32.6g 11% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.1mg 5% DV; sodium 435.8mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
I left out the carrots and sherry, and it was amazing. This time i have all the ingredients. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
This turned so yummy. I threw in a bit of extra ham from the bone for good measure. I like a good balance of bean to ham. To serve, some like it spicy and others not! So I made Tapatìo available. Just a drop or two yields a nice flavor. Any red pepper flavor would work for an adds punch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
I left out the carrots and sherry, and it was amazing. This time i have all the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
This is a good basic recipe. Precooking the ham bone before adding the beans works well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2020
I added some cabbage to the soup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2020
The flavor was fabulous but even though I left out some of the broth and added a little extra ham it was way too soupy for me. Will make again but I need to remember to cut back on the liquid because I prefer a thicker soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2020
Incredibly delicious! I added half the onion, celery, carrots. Doubled garlic, added a palmfull of dried parsley and had more ham from the bone. Can't wait to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
YES I ADDED THE WHOLE BAG OF CELERY AND CARROTS AND ONE WHOLE ONION...SHOULD OF ADDED MORE WATER WHILE COOKING THE HAM..THE HAM WAS NOT COVERED AND KINDA DRIED OUT..BUT ONCE I ADDED EVERYTHING AND DEBONED THE HAM ALL WAS EXCELLENT... SON JUST LOVED IT VERY VERY MUCH HE SAID.. THANK YOU FOR THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE THIS.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
Excellent! Made it stove top and it turned out great. Only change (other than not in crock pot) was that I lightly sauteed the mirepoix (onions, carrots and celery) in butter before adding the stock and beans. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2020
I would definitely not put celery in this. I have made the Beans and Ham soup. It taste good, but instead of water, use low sodium chicken broth, diced onion, ham steak and some garlic. Never salt and pepper till the end. Best way ever to make it. Read More
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